Monday, February 13, 2012

No Eggs? No Problem.

On Sunday I decided to take the day off. Mr. P was in charge of dinner, and I pretty much did nothing. I was able to snap some pics of happy co-workers enjoying the yogurt fruit pops. Of course, it was probably the coldest day of winter so far this year, and I had to bring in popsicles!

Mika-chu enjoyed hers!
Jason devoured his!

Today, Mr. P and I had the day off. Laundry was done and Mr.P did the dishes. Since we are both working most the day tomorrow; I decided to make our Valentine Dessert tonight. I don't have any eggs, however, and this posed a problem. I scoured the Internet to find the right recipe. One that I had all the ingredients to and looked like it wouldn't taste horrible. I found that recipe here.

No Egg Chocolate Cake

  • All purpose flour - 1 and 1/2 cups
  • Cocoa powder - 3 tbsp
  • Baking soda - 3/4 tsp
  • Baking powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Granulated Sugar - 3/4 cup [Increase it to 1 cup if you don't use choco chips, I did this]
  • Chocolate Chips - 1 tbsp
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Vanilla extract - 1/2 tsp
  •  Vinegar - 1 tbsp
  • Oil - 1/4 cup 

Add water in a bowl, add vanilla extract, sugar, vinegar and oil. Mix well till sugar completely dissolves . Keep aside. Now take the flour, baking soda, baking powder and cocoa powder and sift together twice, make sure it is evenly sifted.

Then slowly add the the sifted flour mixture to the wet ingredients mixture in 2 parts. Gently mix in one direction until no lumps are formed. If using choco chips, gently fold in. Preheat oven to 355F. Grease the cake pan with few drops of oil (I used Bakers Joy) and pour the batter into the cake pan and top it with remaining choco chips.

 Bake it at 355F for 35-40mins check if a fork inserted comes out clean.

I also did not have milk on hand for frosting. So, I topped it with caramel, which I thought was a nice decadent Valentine dessert! For decoration, I then sifted powdered sugar into a heart shaped cookie cutter, and lightly around the edge.

I even drizzled some chocolate syrup over the slice for Mr. P. It was rather good. I'm glad I added the caramel ontop, it soaked it up nicely. Otherwise, the cake is a little dense without the egg, but still delish!

I've also been trying to work on more diy/art projects. I found this idea on Pinterest. Super cute and easy. I have tons of yarn, and I had bought some already cut floral wire at the store for $1.00. Assembly is a little time consuming. It took me about a half hour to wrap the edges on the heart shape, but after that it was a done deal. Something cute to hang in my kitchen window!

I hope everyone has a wonderful V-Day. I will not be posting tomorrow, Mr. P and I have plans of our own! How will you be celebrating?

1 comment:

  1. i love the pictures of mika & jason. so cute! the cake looks yummy! love the yarn heart. good job


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